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Old 08-03-2019, 01:20 AM   #16
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In addition to having buttons, the Forma's shape is noticeably superior in my opinion; the part where the buttons are is slightly angled up and it makes a huge difference. And then the Kobo user interface is leaps and bounds ahead of the Kindle; sorting by author last name, grouping books by author, etc.
Sorting on the device isn't all that important to me. I considered the Forma, but there were complaints about quality control. And my Oasis 2 was less than a year old. So I decided to wait for the next Kobo flagship.
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:23 PM   #17
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A Mini with Clara screen and software? Take my money NOW!!!!
With side page turn buttons too if it's not too much to ask.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:28 PM   #18
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I have a feeling we will be seeing a new Kobo this fall. I bet we see another Kindle as well ..
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:29 PM   #19
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.........it's been what now...a year since the Clara???
A waterproofed Clara would suit me. If they would reuse the body of the original 6" Aura, that would be even better.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:56 PM   #20
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Ive decided to keep my troublesome Glo HD on life support (charging every 3-4 days) until we see a new Kobo, there should be one along in the next few weeks judging by the historic release dates on Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobo_eReader

Worst comes to worst Ill just splash out on a Forma, the more Youtube reviews I watch the more I like it but it is very plastic for the money and I dont like the pattern of the rubber on the back but if the next Kobo isnt great Ill go for it, Ive pretty much ruled out all other brands in the last week or two of research.

Actually I might just chance buying another Glo HD on Ebay and hope the battery is still good if the next Kobo doesnt live up to expectations...
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:31 PM   #21
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A waterproofed Clara would suit me. If they would reuse the body of the original 6" Aura, that would be even better.
Then you might like the Tolino Vision 4 HD. Exact same width and depth as the Kobo Aura (but 1/2" (13mm) longer because of the home button). Same weight as the Kobo Aura, same flush mounted screen, but the screen is top of the line now (300 dpi with 13 LEDs — 7 white, 6 yellow). Waterproof. The firmware is "sparse" however. No "bolding" for the fonts (but you can add your own dark fonts, in my case Constantia and DejaVu Serif E-Ink). Hardware-wise I think it's everything you would want — the firmware might be the deal killer for you.
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:51 PM   #22
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Ive decided to keep my troublesome Glo HD on life support (charging every 3-4 days) until we see a new Kobo, there should be one along in the next few weeks judging by the historic release dates on Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobo_eReader
But, we haven't seen any signs suggesting something is coming. Usually by this point, someone would have seen something on FCC or in the firmware. Nothing has shown up, so I suspect Kobo is not going to release a device this year. My wallet will be happy with that
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:04 PM   #23
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Actually I might just chance buying another Glo HD on Ebay and hope the battery is still good if the next Kobo doesnt live up to expectations...
Kobo is currently selling manufacturer refurbished Glo HDs with a 1 year warranty. I think they're probably overpriced at $90, however.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kobo-Glo-HD...4AAOSwSiBcgZe6
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:26 AM   #24
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Then you might like the Tolino Vision 4 HD... The firmware is "sparse" however — the firmware might be the deal killer for you.
You summed up my feelings exactly. I'll just wait on Kobo. My Clara's a great little reader. I just wish it were waterproof.
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[...]Nothing has shown up, so I suspect Kobo is not going to release a device this year. [...]
Maybe Kobo invest the money in the firmware instead to make it more robust.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:21 AM   #26
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You summed up my feelings exactly. I'll just wait on Kobo. My Clara's a great little reader. I just wish it were waterproof.
It's too bad because if you liked the original Aura, the Visions are basically the same thing (with better screens). I think the original Tolino Shine could run Kobo firmware, but I don't think the Visions ever could.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:30 AM   #27
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I think Pocketbook "Touch HD 3" is actually the best device that we can find today with "6" inch screen, buttons and HZO Protection™ IPx7 (waterproof) . Equipment that has a very good balance of quality and price.

Pocketbook "Touch HD 3
Screen : "6"
Waterproof : Yes
Mechanical buttons : Yes (x4)
Audio : Yes
Bluettoth : Yes
weight : 155 g
Price : ~ 130$


In addition, it has excellent contrast measured : 114 . Which is almost like Kobo Aura ONE with kontrast : 130. Kindle Oasis 2 : 87.
(The choice of buttons, waterproofness then depends exclusively on the preferences of each ).

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Old 08-05-2019, 09:04 AM   #28
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In addition, it has excellent contrast measured : 114 . Which is almost like Kobo Aura ONE with kontrast : 130. Kindle Oasis 2 : 87.
(The choice of buttons, waterproofness then depends exclusively on the preferences of each ).
Hi Michal Jankic,
Please where did you find the data about contrast measurement?
I’m interested in doing some research about the subject...
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Please where did you find the data about contrast measurement?
I’m interested in doing some research about the subject...
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Yes, here : https://www.lesnumeriques.com/liseus...er-n22420.html



PS: Sorry !
I made a mistake about the Kindle Oasis 2017, because it has a much better contrast than I wrote.

PB Touch HD 3 https://www.lesnumeriques.com/liseus...2773/test.html
Kindle Oasis : https://www.lesnumeriques.com/liseus...1485/test.html
KOBO Forma https://www.lesnumeriques.com/liseus...9063/test.html

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I think Pocketbook "Touch HD 3" is actually the best device that we can find today with "6" inch screen, buttons and HZO Protection™ IPx7 (waterproof) . Equipment that has a very good balance of quality and price.

Pocketbook "Touch HD 3
Screen : "6"
Waterproof : Yes
Mechanical buttons : Yes (x4)
Audio : Yes
Bluettoth : Yes
weight : 155 g
Price : ~ 130$


In addition, it has excellent contrast measured : 114 . Which is almost like Kobo Aura ONE with kontrast : 130. Kindle Oasis 2 : 87.
(The choice of buttons, waterproofness then depends exclusively on the preferences of each ).
Do you know if it shows the cover of the book you're currently reading as the screensaver when its sleeping?
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